DTI Region 02 Director Leah Pulido-Ocampo discusses with DA Regional Executive Director Narciso A. Edillo areas of collaboration in promoting the region. The first of this is the staging of PADDAY NA LIMA on September 24-30, the annual regional trade fair showcasing what Region 02 has to offer to local and global markets.

DTI Region 02 Director Leah Pulido-Ocampo and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director Narciso A. Edillo agree to collaborate in pushing Region 02 as an agribusiness sourcing and investment destination. DA will support the upcoming PADDAY NA LIMA slated on September 24-30, 2019 at the Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa to showcase the region’s bountiful agro products such as corn, rice, citrus, coconut, banana, pineapple, ginger, peanuts and mongo, in both fresh and processed form. The region is acknowledged as the leading producer of these commodities.

The two leaders agreed to make PADDAY NA LIMA a grand showcase of what the region has to offer to the local and global markets.

RD Leah also discussed other areas where DTI and DA could collaborate not only in product and industry development but in investment promotion as well.

An annual Regional Congress for Mango and Pineapple to encourage the growth of these industries in Region 02 was agreed upon. Agrobusiness investment packages shall also be pushed in future promotion efforts both here and in East Asia.♦

Date of release: 13 August 2019